bizcocho

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Spanish[edit]

bizcocho (1)

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Medieval Latin biscoctus, based on Latin (panis) bis (twice) + coctus (cooked), referring originally to a type of bread baked twice so it would keep (compare Portuguese biscoito, French biscuit and Italian biscotto). Cf. also Old Spanish cocho, past participle of cocer. Doublet of bísquet.

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Noun[edit]

bizcocho m (plural bizcochos)

  1. sponge cake
  2. bisque (fired unglazed pottery)
  3. (Argentina) a kind of salty cookie
  4. (Uruguay) croissant
    Synonyms: factura (Argentina), medialuna (Argentina, Uruguay and Chile), cachito (Venezuela), cangrejito, cuernito (Mexico)
  5. Ellipsis of bizcocho de soletilla; ladyfinger
    Synonym: vainilla (Argentina)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: biskotso

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